3 steps to controlling pigmentation

November 21, 2018

3 steps to controlling pigmentation

Slip Slop Slap- Every day.!

This is a no-brainer, and when used as part of a comprehensive sun protection program a broad-spectrum sunscreen is one of the best ways to help keep your skin looking as healthy and youthful as possible!

When choosing your hat:

  • look for a wide brim (at least 7.5 cm brim for adults)
  • or bucket (should have a deep crown, angled brim of at least 6 cm and sit low on the head)
  • or legionnaire (should have a flap that covers the neck and overlaps at the sides of the front peak)
  • check the material: does it let a lot of light through or does it provide dark shade? A fabric with UPF 15 offers good protection while one that is UPF50 offers excellent protection. Even if the fabric is excellent, make sure the hat's overall design is effective too.
  • Make sure it is cool and comfortable.

 

Think Vitamin C.

Oranges and lemons come to mind when we think of Vitamin C, but we invite you to think about this ingredient’s benefits for your skin. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and can help address the appearance of aging skin.  Specifically, it can help calm skin,2-4 brighten skin,5,6 retain moisture,7 and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.8,9

Invest in a skin care system for your unique skin care needs.

Used appropriately under medical advice,  the 2 most important ingredients in your fight against abnormal pigmentation are Tretinoin and 4% Hydroquinone.

Obagi Medical Systems have a system specific for your skin type.

It’s a good idea to check in with your trusted skin care provider at least once a year, even if you don’t have a particular concern or question at the time. And, be sure to ask him or her if there’s anything else you need to do or other products you can add to your routine to help you achieve your healthiest skin.

Don’t have a skin care physician? Complete the complimentary skin assessment

 

Peter Dixon  F.R.A.C.S.

www.obagi.com.au

Plastic Surgeon

Obagi Systems Consultant

 

References http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hyperpigmentation-hypopigmentation.

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